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Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola Watch

Africa

Senegal became the fifth West African nation hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak. That nation's first Ebola patient was a visiting student ...

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects Watch

Africa

In the midst of widespread horror, hope: A treatment for the deadly Ebola virus may have finally been found. Scientists are reporting a 100 ...

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed Watch

Africa

Ebola in West Africa has killed 1,552 people, with no end in sight. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak "continues to ...

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains?

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains? Watch

Africa

Studies done on some of the early Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal the frightening fact that the virus had over 300 genetic mutations as it ...

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation Watch

Africa

As the horror of Ebola spreads throughout much of West Africa, a longtime and even more insidious killer is now stalking the land: starvation. ...

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll?

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll? Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on August 26 that it had shut down a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker became ...

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent protective equipment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for use by medical staff treating ...

DRASTIC MEASURES: Ivory Coast closes borders with Guinea, Liberia due to Ebola outbreak

DRASTIC MEASURES: Ivory Coast closes borders with Guinea, Liberia due to Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

As a sign of the escalation of the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the nation of Ivory Coast has sealed off its borders with Guinea and ...

Flood of Syrian refugees into Algeria continues

Flood of Syrian refugees into Algeria continues Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Syrian refugees have continued their flood into the nearby nation of Algeria. Now facing even worse persecution at the hands of the Islamic ...

Medical help short-handed in raging Ebola outbreak

Medical help short-handed in raging Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

By Alex Whiting, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Hospitals battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa desperately need more staff, as local doctors leave their posts and foreign doctors are ...

Human rights violations continue as Mali jails child soldiers

Human rights violations continue as Mali jails child soldiers Watch

Africa

Amnesty International is reporting that Mali's government continues its practice of jailing children accused of having been members of armed ...

As the Ebola outbreak death toll rises, Britain puts out a plea to international researchers everywhere

As the Ebola outbreak death toll rises, Britain puts out a plea to international researchers everywhere Watch

Africa

The Wellcome Trust and the United kingdom's Department for International Development put out a plea for researchers around the world to help ...

DEATH TOLL SOARS UPWARD: Ebola deaths now into the thousands

DEATH TOLL SOARS UPWARD: Ebola deaths now into the thousands Watch

Africa

The death toll from Ebola, the incurable virus that sends the body into meltdown has soared past the one thousand mark in West Africa. The ...

Riot forces Ebola infected patients to flee!

Riot forces Ebola infected patients to flee! Watch

Africa

Seventeen people, suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus, are missing in Liberia after a health center in the capital city of Monrovia was ...

100 boys kidnapped by Nigerian terrorists to become child soldiers

100 boys kidnapped by Nigerian terrorists to become child soldiers Watch

Africa

Fighters from the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram have reportedly abducted nearly 100 boys and men during a raid on a village in the ...

NO EARLY END IN SIGHT: A million people directly affected by Ebola outbreak

NO EARLY END IN SIGHT: A million people directly affected by Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

Once confined to West Africa, the deadly Ebola virus now threatens every city on Earth with an international airport. The World Health ...

Get out of Africa! U.S. tells embassy families to leave Ebola stricken regions

Get out of Africa! U.S. tells embassy families to leave Ebola stricken regions Watch

Africa

United States officials have told the families of American diplomats in Sierra Leone to leave the country to avoid becoming infected by the ...

The Mummy Lives! Mummification practice much older than previously thought

The Mummy Lives! Mummification practice much older than previously thought Watch

Africa

The phrase, as old as a mummy has taken on new significance with a recent scientific discovery. Researchers now believe that the ancient Egyptian ...

With only a dozen doses of medicine, Liberia faces an ethical crisis

With only a dozen doses of medicine, Liberia faces an ethical crisis Watch

Africa

Already struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the West African nation of Liberia is facing an excruciating choice-deciding who ...

Catholic nun dies before experimental drug reaches Liberia

Catholic nun dies before experimental drug reaches Liberia Watch

Africa

The Spanish-based San Juan de Dios hospital order has reported that a Catholic nun who was working in Liberia has died of the Ebola virus.

Eperimental Ebola drug heads to Africa after World Health panel gives ethical A-O-K!

Eperimental Ebola drug heads to Africa after World Health panel gives ethical A-O-K! Watch

Africa

An experimental drug created to treat Ebola made by the San Diego-based biotech firm Mapp Biopharmaceuticals Inc. had its first three doses used ...

BLOODBATH: South Sudan plunged into chaos, civil war

BLOODBATH: South Sudan plunged into chaos, civil war Watch

Africa

By Joseph D'Urso, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Warring parties in South Sudan's eight-month-old conflict have committed "extraordinary acts of cruelty" that amount to war crimes, Human Rights ...

Europe accepts first confirmed case of Ebola

Europe accepts first confirmed case of Ebola Watch

Africa

Spain is preparing to accept Europe's first confirmed case of the Ebola virus, as a medically-equipped military jet is sent to Liberia to ...

Liberian officials look to God to stem Ebola outbreak

Liberian officials look to God to stem Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

Dozens of rumors are emerging out of Liberia, amid panic and fear over the Ebola outbreak and it is unclear which are true and which are not, ...

Catastrophic: Ebola outbreak is a threat to humanity, Senegal president says

Catastrophic: Ebola outbreak is a threat to humanity, Senegal president says Watch

Africa

Senegal President Macky Sall, speaking during a panel at the U.S.-Africa Summit this week stated this his nation is "in the eye of the cyclone" ...

Ebola victims left to rot in Liberian streets

Ebola victims left to rot in Liberian streets Watch

Africa

The West African nation of Liberia, its resources stretched past the maximum in light of the recent Ebola outbreak, has resorted to dumping the ...

As Ebola patient is sent to America, disease may have jumped quarantine in Nigeria

As Ebola patient is sent to America, disease may have jumped quarantine in Nigeria Watch

Africa

The regional death toll for the Ebola outbreak that has been ravaging parts of Africa since January 2014 has grown to 887, and news that one of ...

20 people injured in earthquake in Algiers

20 people injured in earthquake in Algiers Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

A strong quake of 5.6 struck Algiers, the capital of Algeria, along with the nearby suburb of Bologhine last week early Friday morning. The ...